Next week’s webinar will offer payors a roadmap to readiness. Register here:
Parity Legislation Compliance Webinar Series Part 1: Getting Ready for Mental Health Parity Wednesday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
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The Mental Health Parity and Addiction [...]
On November 4th Cindy Mann of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offered a rare glimpse into the guidance and direction plans and providers around the country are anticipating in January. Specifically, her letter was directed to “State Health Officials” responsible for Medicaid and CHIP. Her purpose was to provide some “general guidance” [...]
The Commonwealth Fund has released it 2009 report titled: “Aiming Higher – Results from A State Scorecard on Health System Performance” and the evidence is irrefutable where suicide prevention is concerned. States that demonstrate improved access to mental health care, especially among the most vulnerable populations, show a dramatic decrease in the rate of suicide. [...]
The American Psychological Association (APA) announced today that it supports H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, as the basis for health reform. This action follows the American Medical Association’s (AMA) decision to do the same. The benefits of the bill cited by the APA include:
Requiring a “basic benefit package” for all plans in [...]
Today is Suicide Prevention Day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). The relationship between suicide prevention and the breadth and value of behavioral health coverage as well as access to qualified experts who deliver evidence-based practices is clear and crucial. Enhanced care and coverage does positively [...]
We recently presented to the State Associations of Addictions Services (SAAS) at their annual summit in Tucson where they had joined forces with NIATx (and by extension SAMHSA and NIDA) in the interest of exploring patient engagement strategies, the exchange of process improvement ideas, and understanding how healthcare reform and the Mental Health Parity and [...]